Lee County Small Museum Conference

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the
Loveland Community House & Museum
513 West 2nd St., Dixon, Illinois, 61021
Presented By The Lee County Historical & Genealogical Society

Nicolette Meister – Care and Management of Ethnographic Collection
Nicolette is the Curator of Collections of the Logan Museum of Anthropology at Beloit College. She also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor in Beloit College’s Museum Studies Program and has taught Introduction to Collections Management and Introduction to Museum Studies. Prior to her arrival at Beloit in 1999 she worked at the Denver Art Museum and University of Colorado Museum of natural History while she completed her M.S. in Museum and Field Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Previous museum experience also includes the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Pitt Rivers Museum at Oxford University, Oxford, England. She holds a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Nicolette has written and received grants from NEH and IMLS and has served as a grants reviewer for NEH. Sharon Welton– Photo Types and Preservation Sharon is the Executive Director of the Stephenson County Historical Society, Museum and Arboretum. She has gained extensive experience in artifact preservation through her previous work at Campbell Center, attending over 40 workshops and working closely with the faculty. She has also studied at the Rare Books School, National Park Service, George Eastman House, and Northeast Document Conservation Center and has 20 years volunteer experience at local small museums. She has presented artifact preservation workshops at Beloit College, various professional conferences, and numerous small historical and genealogical societies. She sits on the Boards of Directors for the Illinois State Historical Society, the Stephenson County Historical Society, and the Lena Historical Society. She and her husband, Michael, reside in Lena, Illinois.

Andrew Huot – The Care and Feeding of Book and Paper Collections
Andrew is the Book and Paper Conservator at Big River Bindery in Davenport, Iowa. He has worked in Conservation at Illinois State University and the University of Oregon and teaches conservation and preservation for the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has lectured around the Midwest on the preservation of archival collections and book repair techniques, and is an active member ofthe American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, the Midwest Regional Conservation Guild, and the Guild of Book Workers. Andrew holds a Masters ofBook Arts fromthe University ofthe Arts in Philadelphia. Eric Basir – Image Organization Made Easy
Eric owns a photo retouching studio in Evanston, IL. He has served the genealogical community since 2002 as a teacher and author of three books plus a video course about digital photo preservation and restoration.. As well as speaking Eric will be doing on site photo repairs the day of the conference for an additional fee.

Pat Miller – The Five Core Documents
Pat is the director of the Illinois Heritage Association, a statewide nonprofit service association that helps cultural heritage organizations meet professional standards of operation. She holds a masters degree in art history from the University of Illinois. She is an active peer reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums, where she conducts onsite consultations for the MuseumAssessment Program and serves on accreditation visiting teams. She also teaches graduate courses in museum administration and leadership at Eastern Illinois University.